It’s almost that time of year again — a baptism of fire awaits all those budding architects as they embark on the epic journey that is the first year of univ…
The reasons at least 50% of us (personal estimate) study architecture has had a revamp!
24k is in the top 2% for income? Is the world really that poor on average or does 24k go a long way in the uk? In the US the poverty level for a single tax payer is around 22k in most states
Firstly you need to take into account the currency exchange rates of sterling to dollars if you are going to compare the two countries. £24k is little over $40k.
Secondly, yes the world really is that poor. Three billion people live on less than $2 per day while 1.3 billion get by on less than $1 per day. Check out this website to realise just how big the income gap between the richest and poorest of the world’s citizens really is:
An architecture graduate in the UK can expect to earn about 24k, this already puts them in the worlds richest 2%, so who will they really be working for? How can they turn their clients from being the 1% to the 99%?
The worst part about writing up interviews is listening to your own voice on the recording. Why does it sound so weird?!
Geekiest thing I loved at the Biennale was definitely the 1:10 scale model of the house ‘Villa Arpel’ from the film ‘Mon Oncle’ in the French Pavilion. The house and its over stylised components are intended to make the lives of its post-war, French modernist occupants easier. Instead its lack of functionality controls their lives enabling it to become one of the film’s main protagonists in the process.
You should watch the film but here are some of clips to give you an idea:
Favourite book for my research on social media.
"Unlike the top-down transmission of radio or television and even records and books, we finally have a medium through which everyone’s voice can supposedly be heard. We are no longer passive consumers but active producers."
Back home after 5 weeks in Venice and a month working at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale in the British Pavilion. I had an amazing time there, met some great people and shared some unforgettable experiences.
I’ll be sharing some of those experiences over the next few weeks as I was always busy in Venice and didn’t post as much as I’d have liked to.
For anyone who wants to know more about the British Pavilion and Venice Fellowships visit:
Walked out of the city to get a real appreciation for the different scales of the Duomo 🇮🇹 #florence #architecturestudent
The Hungarian pavilion holds the competition entries for the main exhibition piece within the space. A selection of the 1.200 models entered are contained above.